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Android bug could allow an app to take over your phone completely

Even Google Play wasn't safe: Linux patched this hole last year, but Android users somehow missed out.

Apps

Vertical farming moves into the store

The "Kräuter Garten," as it is called at the METRO Cash & Carry where it is installed, was provided by its manufacturer INFARM, which has previously …

Why fusion power is the ultimate clean energy goal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed the startup button on a new fusion reactor this week, raising hopes that truly clean energy may finally be …

Nuclear Energy

Nazi death camp guard to stand trial in Germany in April | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - A 93-year-old former guard at the Nazi death camp Auschwitz will go on trial in Germany in April on charges of being an accessory to the murder of at least 1,075 people, a German court announced on Friday.<p>The accused was a member of the Nazi SS guard team at Auschwitz in occupied …

North Africa

New England sees first serious snowfall of the season

BOSTON (AP) — A winter storm packing heavy, wet snow gave New England its first real taste of winter Friday, toppling trees and knocking out power to more than 180,000 customers and threatening to cover some spots a foot deep.<p>A 6-year-old girl was hit by a falling tree limb that fell in her …

Weather

Burundi accused of hunting refugees in Tanzania camps

Refugees from Burundi, who fled violence in their country to neighbouring Tanzania, have accused their government of sending armed men into a UN-run refugee camp to hunt down opposition supporters.<p>Several refugees have told Al Jazeera that they fear for their lives and that there is no adequate …

Africa

It's Now Illegal For Supermarkets To Waste Food In France

Hooray, more bread and cheese for all!<p>France's Parliament took definitive steps to prevent food waste on Wednesday. The country's Senate unanimously voted to ban large food stores from throwing away food that's approaching its expiration date. The National Assembly, France's other legislative …

Sustainability

Japanese volcano erupts on nuclear power station island

A Japanese volcanic eruption has fired ash nearly 2km into the sky and sent molten lava flowing down its slopes.<p>The Sakurajima volcano lies 50 km from the Sendai nuclear plant but the authorities said there was no risk.<p>The facility reopened this year after a shutdown following the earthquake which …

Doctor convicted of murder for patients' drug overdoses gets 30 years to life in prison

A judge on Friday sentenced a Rowland Heights doctor to 30 years to life in prison for the murders of three of her patients who fatally overdosed, ending a landmark case that some medical experts say could reshape how doctors nationwide handle prescriptions.<p>The sentence came after a Los Angeles …